Jrue Holiday Traded from Blazers to Celtics

by | Oct 2, 2023 | Basketball

After spending just a few days as a player for the Portland Trail Blazers, Jrue Holiday has changed teams once again. On the last Sunday (1st), the point guard was traded to the Boston Celtics.

The renowned NBA player had been part of the trade between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Blazers, which involved Damian Lillard. However, his stay with the new team was short-lived.

According to information from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, this time, Holiday was involved in another transaction, now going to the Celtics, while the Portland Trail Blazers received center Robert Williams.

Despite losing an important player, the Blazers received valuable assets in return. In addition to Williams, the total package for Lillard’s departure included Deandre Ayton, Malcolm Brogdon, Toumani Camara, three first-round draft picks (one protected in 2024 and two in 2029), and two agreements to swap picks with the Bucks (in 2028 and 2030).

Since his transfer to the Blazers last week, Holiday had already anticipated that he was unlikely to remain with the team next season. With the Celtics, he is expected to play a crucial role as a member of the starting lineup, which puts Boston as one of the top contenders in the Eastern Conference.

Last season, 33-year-old Jrue Holiday averaged 19.3 points, 7.4 assists, and 5.1 rebounds and was selected to the All-Star Game for the second time in his career.

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